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Rainbow Forest

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
+1 928-524-3138
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Enjoyed walking and driving through this amazing area

We did a short walking tour behind the visitor centre to see the amazing petrified logs. Also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarnia, Canada
Amazing History Of The Power Of Nature

Your tour should start at the visitors center, where you get a real comprehensive overview of how... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike M
Galway, Ireland
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An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
+1 928-524-3138
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a short walking tour behind the visitor centre to see the amazing petrified logs. Also looked around the visitor centre and watched an introductory film of the park and the ongoing work being done there. We then drove Route 66 through the park...More

Thank MindVisions
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your tour should start at the visitors center, where you get a real comprehensive overview of how the whole are was formed. It is amazing when you realize that the entire park area originated hundreds of millions of years ago in the same area of...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is located at the south entrance. Make sure to go inside the center first so if you have any quest you can pick the employees brain. There are also artifacts including dinosaurs inside the building.

Thank SpiritsOpinion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a short (.4 mi.) paved trail through the fallen logs, but it is not wheelchair accessible. The path has about 100 steps, but no handrails, so if you use a cane or have trouble climbing stairs, you may not be able to walk...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Drove through park on way to Santa Fe from Phoenix. Took a little less than two hours. Started on North End and made it about 75% of the way to South End before turning around. No hiking but at least 1/2 dozen stops to take...More

Thank 1986twm
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

So hard to imagine just how this happened. Petrified trees everywhere. The colors of the trees are amazing

Thank Tanawha208
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this portion of the park! We did not drive through the remainder of the park or the painted desert because of the time. They have nice exhibits in the visitors center and a fine video presentation. We took the walks...More

Thank Solara07
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The ancient trees are extremely well preserved and we are extremely lucky to be able to see them today

Thank drakeekard
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Petrified logs that looked like they had been perfectly cut. Not so! Worth a look, but for us, near the end of our journey, we expected a little more. We noted that in Holbrook there were places selling pieces of petrified wood.

Thank 639marie
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is one of the best areas of the park for really getting a good look at petrified Logs. there are some really large ones here, a few look like they just fell.

Thank csarchibald
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6 July 2017|
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Response from SmallGirlInABigWorld | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 2 hours. We stayed on the roads rather than doing any trails, but took several turn offs. I agree about the binoculars (or a good telephoto lens). We couldn't really make out the petroglyphs with my moderate... More
10 August 2016|
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Response from beach020bum | Reviewed this property |
petrified wood earrings at the stores at the southern entrance. and the northern entrance near the desert inn is.